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Discipline and Disciplinary Procedure of Management

Saturday, April 11, 2009

On the basis of discipline a system or an organization may run very smoothly. Discipline in an organization is a paramount importance for its smooth running and survival.

Discipline comes with the capitalist system to run factories and arrange the resources and labour power. It is basically known for an organization however in the Jamindari system it was also most famous for discipline.

Discipline and Disciplinary Procedure Objectives:

Meaning of discipline and disciplinary procedure

Objectives of discipline

Principles for maintenance of discipline

Basic ingredients and guidelines for disciplinary action

Procedure for disciplinary action

Process of dismissal and discharge of the employee

Conditions for discharge of the employee

According to the Bremblett, Earl R, “discipline in the broad sense means orderliness-the opposite of confusion.” But according to the Calhoon Richard D., “discipline may be considered as a force that prompts individuals or groups to observe the rules, regulations and procedures which are deemed to be necessary for the effective functioning of an organization.”

On the objectives of Discipline one of the MBA books MB 0027 writes:

To obtain a willing acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures of an organization, so that organizational goals may be attained.

To impact an element of certainty despite several differences in informal behaviour patterns and other related changes in an organization.

To develop among the employees a spirit of tolerance and a desire to make adjustments.

To give and seek direction, and responsibility.

To create an atmosphere of respect for the human personality and human relations.

To increase the working efficiency and morale of the employees, so that their productivity is stopped up, the cost of production brought down and the quality of production improved.

According to Article 311 of the Indian constitution, which says that, “no person shall be dismissed or removed from service until he has been given a reasonable opportunity to show cause as to why the proposed action should not be taken against him.”

In the end of the chapter we can say that the ultimate purpose of a disciplinary action is to maintain discipline, to ensure productivity, and avoid a repetition of the offense.

In the other words a disciplinary action should be evaluated in terms of its effectiveness after it has been taken.


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